In our practice we perform surgery in an operating suite with Dr. Beringer and in office injections with Dr. Jaffe.  Here is an overview of what to expect for your procedure.


1-4 weeks pre-surgery: Signed surgery consent forms with insurance approval

1-2 weeks pre-surgery: Scheduling with hospital or surgery center

1-7 days pre-surgery: Pre-Operative medical clearance by Nurse Practitioner in office,  Nurse Practitioner at Hospital or both

*Patients may need primary care clearance, pulmonology or cardiology clearance.  (Pre-Op clearance needs to be completed within 30 days of surgery)

*Patients having surgery must be off all blood thinners (i.e: Plavix, Aspirin, Coumadin/Warfarin) for at least 5 days


1-3 days post-surgery: Patient will be discharged to home, home with homecare, skilled nursing facility for a couple of weeks, or to a rehab hospital. This is dependent on patient needs.

1-2 weeks post-surgery: Post up follow up with Nurse Practitioner or Surgeon.